Cupid - Roman      Eros - Greek

God of love.

Son of Venus, goddess of love. Also, according to Greek legend the child of Zephyrus, the west wind and lris, the rainbow.
Cupid was romantically associated with Psyche, who was possessed of such beauty that Venus, consumed with jealousy, sent her son to vent her spite on the girl. Instead, Cupid fell in love with Psyche and spirited her away to a secret palace. When Cupid visited Psyche he remained invisible, but made the mistake of allowing his lover to see her sisters who convinced Psyche she should find out what Cupid looked like. Psyche took a lamp to watch him while he slept, but a drop of hot oil fell on his shoulder. He woke up and flew away. Psyche searched for him, despite being harassed by Venus and enduring many hardships until Jupiter eventually reunited her with Cupid.
The Greek Eros was associated with Creation, being the entity who brought harmony to Chaos, making the world habitable.
Cupid is most popularly depicted as a winged boy with a bow and quiver of arrows, an idea artists used frequently, without the weapons, in the more Christian cherubim and putti. The sculpture of the Angel of Christian Charity in London's Piccadilly Circus was a memorial dedicated to Lord Shaftesbury who worked so hard on behalf of the Victorian disadvantaged, but this has become more popularly known as Eros.
In the deity's earlier representations he was quite often shown in the company of Psyche.

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